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Instructions for Physics Authors

Instructions for Physics Authors

American Institute of Physics - Manuscript Preparation
Comprehensive Information on all aspects of submitting a manuscript.

Reviews of Modern Physics - Tips for Authors
Includes guidelines for submitting articles, figures and other forms of data.

Canadian Journal of Physics - Instructions to Authors
Includes quick tips on getting published.

Nature Physics - How to Submit
Information on submission policies and formatting guidelines.

Optical Society of America - Author style guide and templates
Good coverage on manuscript preparation and style guidelines.

Author Rights and Copyright

According to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Copyright means "the right to copy". Only the owner of the copyright has the right to reproduce the work in question or to allow others to do so.

Canadian  Intellectual Property Office
Everything you need to know about Copyright law in Canada.

SPARC’s Author Rights Initiative  (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
This initiative informs faculty across all disciplines about how to use the SPARC
Author Addendum to secure rights to distribute copies of their own articles on websites and institutional repositories.


Plagiarism refers to using someone else’s words or ideas in a written or oral presentation as if they were your own. If you are charged with plagiarism "you can fail an assignment, fail a course, or be suspended from the University." 

University of Calgary - Honesty in Academics 
Information on Plagiarism from the University of Calgary. The "Introduction to Referencing" section is very helpful!

University of Calgary -  Useful Information for Graduate Students  
Very good information on academic integrity, plagiarism and effective writing for graduate students.

Scientific Style Guides

American Institute of Physics - AIP Style Manual 4th edition.
Comprehensive coverage of various style rules and procedures from journals published by the AIP- American Institute of Physics. Includes guidelines for preparing a manuscript, including symbols and units and figures

Guide to LateX - Call Number: Z 253.4 .L38 K66 2004

How to write and publish a scientific paper - Call Number: T11 .D33 2006

Handbook of science communication - Internet Accessible

The LateX Companion  - Call Number: Z253.4 .L38 M56

Scientific papers and presentations - Internet Accessible

Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers -  Call Number: T11 .S34 2006

Scientists must speak: bringing presentations to life - Internet Accessible

Writing and presenting scientific papers - Call Number: T11 .S34 2004 

Theses Preparation

Department of Graduate Studies - Thesis Preparation
Includes Thesis Guidelines and policies.

University of Calgary Information Technologies - Thesis and Document formatting
UCIT offers consulting, training and downloads to U of C Graduate students wanting to format a thesis in Word or LaTeX.

How to write a successful science thesis: the concise guide for students  - Call Number:  LB2369 .R85 2006